That '70s Show: All Seasons Ranked Worst To Best

Now it’s time for a throwback…about a throwback.

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That 70s Show was one of the very few watchable sitcoms to arise out of the late 1990s/early 2000s.

With its decidedly evocative themes of nostalgia, the comedy appealed to several different audiences – those who grew up in the 1970s and could identify with the era, and those who were of a similar age to the defiant teenagers found within Red Forman’s basement could identify with the cast and their daily lives.

The story revolves around Eric Forman, his on-and-off relationship with girlfriend Donna, his mischievous friends and constantly needing to hide "the circle” from their parents. The chances are you identified with at least one of the basement gang. As we watched the kids grow up and mature through the years, they almost became like friends to us.

It wasn't always perfect (particularly in the latter years), but it's been nearly fifteen years since the show ended and fans still love to watch and discuss That '70s Show. THAT is a sign of an iconic series.

Let's break down each season and discover when and where the sitcom was at its best.

8. Season Eight

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Best Episode: That 70s Finale

Season eight was doomed before it even began. It was already missing Eric and Kelso, two of the show’s most vital characters. And due to a brand new team of writers, it led to a string of odd storylines - Hyde marrying a Las Vegas stripper, the awkward killing off of Charlie and Jackie ending up as Fez's girlfriend.

The show truly jumped the shark when Randy was made a permanent role. From his lack of personality to his forced relationship with Donna, Randy simply didn't belong with the circle.

Ironically, season eight has the highest rated episode on IMDB of all time, despite being the worst season. The finale is set on New Years Eve of 1979 and features a surprise appearance from Topher Grace.

It's an emotional viewing because it was a last huzzah to the close bond of the cast members and how they evolved throughout the show.

The moment that will send you into tears is the final shot - a throwback of the teenagers in the pilot episode as they’re singing Todd Rundgren’s “Hello, it’s me” in the Vista Cruiser. As an audience, we weren't just saying goodbye to a television show, we were saying goodbye to our friends.

Season eight is mostly skippable but you should definitely not miss out on the final episode.


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